"Death doesn't affect the living because it has not happened yet. Death doesn't concern the dead because they have ceased to exist."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."W. Somerset Maugham on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."W. Somerset Maugham on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."W. Somerset Maugham on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."W. Somerset Maugham on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."W. Somerset Maugham on Helen Keller
"Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth."
"What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of one's faculties, mental and physical, but the burden of one's memories."
"Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long."
"The world in general doesn't know what to make of originality it is startled out of its comfortable habits of thought, and its first reaction is one of anger."
"We are not the same persons this year as last nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person."